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Shounaz Meky
Shounaz Meky

Shounaz Meky is a journalist at Al Arabiya News.

Umrah and Hajj explained: Your simple guide to Islam’s pilgrimages

The fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj, or the act "to make pilgrimage," is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims...

Worn by Beyonce and Egypt’s First Lady, these ‘Okhtein’ bags are one to watch

Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raoul who founded luxury brand Okhtein, Arabic for “two sisters,” are seeking to set new trends to promote Egyptian artistry as well as presenting new designs to the...

Quenching the soul: Drinking from Mecca’s Zamzam well

Pilgrims at the Grand Mosque make sure to drink as much water as possible from Makkah’s Zamzam well ...

Ready to get a lil messy? ‘Egyptian Kahk’ is your best way to celebrate Eid

Even as Ramadan comes to an end, the Egyptian dessert fiesta is yet to be over!On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the nation embarks on festivities by devouring “Kahk el-Eid”.During the last...

Huge fire erupts at Giza Zoo, a popular Eid destination in Cairo

Flames erupted inside the Giza Zoo in the early hours of Sunday after a wooden booth inside the iconic Cairo destination had caught fire.The fire contained by civil forces reportedly erupted inside a...

Ramadan profiles: Ali Ibn Abi Talib, a symbol of justice

During the month of Ramadan, Al Arabiya English is publishing a series of profiles on prominent historical figures in Islamic history. In a glimpse into the life of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the fourth of...

Ramadan profiles: Khalid ibn al-Walid, the fearless warrior

During the month of Ramadan, Al Arabiya English is publishing a series of profiles on prominent historical figures in Islamic history.Initially an enemy of the Muslim army, how did Khalid ibn al-Walid...

Ramadan profiles: How the Virgin Mary is honored in the Quran

During the month of Ramadan, Al Arabiya English is publishing a series of profiles on prominent historical figures in Islamic history.Maryam -- may peace be upon her -- is the only woman with a...